Mars Express

Overview

Destination: Mars Orbit
Mission: Planetary Science

Mars Orbit 31/6 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Mars Express is a space exploration mission being conducted by the European Space Agency (ESA). The Mars Express mission is exploring the planet Mars, and is the first planetary mission attempted by the agency. Mars Express consists of two parts, the Mars Express Orbiter and Beagle 2, a lander designed to perform exobiology and geochemistry research. Although the lander failed to fully deploy after it landed on the Martian surface, the orbiter has been successfully performing scientific measurements since early 2004, namely, high-resolution imaging and mineralogical mapping of the surface, radar sounding of the subsurface structure down to the permafrost, precise determination of the atmospheric circulation and composition, and study of the interaction of the atmosphere with the interplanetary medium.

Soyuz-FG

Family: Soyuz-U
Configuration: Fregat

The Soyuz FG is a medium-lift launch vehicle qualified for manned launches and used to deliver Soyuz Spacecraft to Orbit for Missions to the International Space Station.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    4.95 m
  • Diameter
    2.68 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    305 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz-FG
  • Family
    Soyuz-U
  • Variant
    Fregat
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz-FG Fregat
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    7100 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Progress Rocket Space Center

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Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 267 Failures: 10 Pending: 25

Agency Type: Commercial

Progress Rocket Space Centre, formerly known as TsSKB-Progress, is a space science and aerospace research company which is known for manufacturing launch vehicles and satellites. Most notably, Progress Rocket Space Centre is the manufacturer of Soyuz launch vehicles.

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